Today I saw on the news that the new musicstreaming service Tidal had been launched. According to many, this service will change the musicindustry/ the development of streamingservices in general. Also Tidal will be a big threat to Spotify, and will maybe take Spotify's leading position of musicstreaming and kill Spotify, many of the sources tell.
The reason of why Tidal can take Spotify's position are many reasons. But the primary reasons that are characterized clearly in the media and from Tidal themselves, is the sound quality, and artists receive more economic compensation from Tidal than from Spotify, due to the fact that the service will be owned by the artists themselves.
I have not tried the service myself, so I don't know exactly how everything works and what is featured, and if it actually is better than Spotify. But of what I've been reading so far, it seems very intresting to explore/ use, except for one thing ... THE PRICE!
Tidal offers two kinds of memberships. Premium and HiFi . Premium costs 9.99 USD / month, and offers standard sound quality like other streamingservices are providing. With an HiFi memebership it costs 19.99 USD / month , and will have very high sound quality as mentioned in the media. But it seems that the price can switch to even a higher price if you're not living in the United States, but I could be wrong. Also I don't know if Spotify are having the same policy in this "issue" .